www.lap-prostatectomy.com Discussion of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) with Pastor Pat Robertson and Dr. Arnon Krongrad.
Patrick Walsh, MD performing a radical prostetectomy with nerve sparing at Johns Hopkins Hospital                  Watch Video.
Read Description Prostate Cancer and Fragile Bones: What’s the Link? Watch Video Read Transcript
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Some cancers can weaken the bone. While that may not sound serious, recent studies have indicated that broken bones and the hospital stay that may ensue, can be both physically and emotionally devastating. Discover why this happens and learn what can be done.
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Read Description Prostate Cancer Exam: What’s the Controversy About? Watch Video Read Transcript
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There’s an on-going debate within the medical community about the merits of routine screening for prostate cancer. Get the latest information and one expert’s view on the controversy.
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Read Description Hormonal Therapy for Prostate Cancer Watch Video Read Transcript
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Prostate cancer is the second leading cancer killer of men in the U.S. Among the treatment options for this disease are surgery, radiation therapy and hormonal therapy, which limits the effects of male hormones on growing cancer cells. Find out how hormonal therapy is being used to fight prostate cancer.
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Read Description Screening for Prostate Cancer: What Every Man Should Know Watch Video Read Transcript
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A rectal exam is an important test that should become a routine part of every man’s life between the ages of 40 and 50. But, due to fear or embarrassment, many men delay this screening procedure until it’s too late. Our panel of experts will discuss why the rectal exam and other screening tests are so essential, and dispel some of the misconceptions surrounding them.
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Read Description What is Prostate Cancer? Watch Video Read Transcript
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Prostate cancer is a subject every man should know about — it’s one of the leading causes of cancer death among men. But many don’t know what their risk is, let alone what they can do to protect themselves. Are you as informed as you should be? Join our panel of experts for a discussion of the basics of colon cancer. Topics will include:

  • What is the prostate and what does it do?
  • Is prostate growth normal? When does it become dangerous?
  • What is the connection between BPH and prostate cancer?
  • Who is most at risk of developing prostate cancer?
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Read Description Prostate Cancer Treatment: Understanding the Options Watch Video Read Transcript
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Prostate cancer is the second most common malignancy in men after skin cancer. But despite its prevalence, there is much debate regarding its treatment. When is total removal of the prostate required? When is it safe to just “watch and wait”?  Topics will include:

  • How does your PSA level effect treatment decisions?
  • What other tests are helpful?
  • How do doctors decide when to “watch and wait?
  • When is radiation therapy recommended?
  • When is surgery required?
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Read Description Bone Complications in Prostate Cancer Watch Video Read Transcript
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When prostate cancer spreads, a common site is bone. This results in weakened bones that cause pain and are prone to fracture. Learn how these bone complications are treated and even prevented making it one less thing a person with prostate cancer has to worry about.
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Read Description Shoring up Bones in Many Types of Cancer Watch Video Read Transcript
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While breaking a leg can be aggravating, a fracture in someone with cancer can be dangerous. Learn what doctors are doing to keep bones healthy in many types of cancers.
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Read Description Prostate Seed Implantation: Watch the Procedure Watch Video Read Transcript
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Prostate seed implantation–also called brachytherapy–has become more and more popular in recent years as a treatment option for prostate cancer, and New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s decision to undergo the procedure has put it in the spotlight. Less invasive than surgery–but potentially just as effective–seed implantaion involves the insertion of radioactive seeds directly into the prostate, concentrating radiation in the cancerous area and minimizing exposure in other parts of the body.On this webcast, join us in the operating room with urologist Robert Salant, MD and radiation oncologist Daniel Shasha, MD as they perform a brachytherapy on a 57-year-old man. Highlights will include:

  • a discussion with the patient about his choice of treatment
  • an ultrasound view of the prostate
  • needle insertion of the seeds
  • an x-ray view of the implanted seeds
  • commentary by Dr. Salant and Dr. Shasha before, during, and after the procedure

This educational presentation includes video images of medical procedures that are graphic in nature. Individual discretion is advised before viewing this presentation, which is intended for mature viewers only.

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Read Description Calcium and Cancer: What’s the Connection? Watch Video Read Transcript
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When calcium levels rise in people with cancer it may not cause obvious symptoms but it can cause harmful effects to every organ of the body. Learn what soaring levels mean and why doctors take this consequence of cancer seriously.
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Read Description Prostate Cancer: A Survivor’s Story Watch Video Read Transcript
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Bill Blair is a cancer researcher who found himself stricken with prostate cancer. True to his nature he has fought both the disease and side effects of treatment with enthusiasm and good spirits. Learn how one man has survived and thrived.
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information last updated on May, 2005